Member Profiles

Emily Oakley and Mike Appel, OK

We are Emily Oakley and Mike Appel, and we own and operate Three Springs Farm, a diversified, certified-organic vegetable farm in northeastern Oklahoma.  We cultivate over fifty different crops on six acres of land.  Farming is our full-time job; we

Dana Gentile, NY

Interview with young farmer Dana Gentile, by Devin Dinihanian Let’s start with the H’s and W’s. Can you tell me who you are, what and where you farm, how long you’ve been farming, and lastly, why you’ve chosen to be a farmer?

Heart and Grain: Meet John and Halee

By John Wepking | In late January, a surprise calf was born on our farm. We had been looking forward to our first calving, but we weren’t expecting any births until late April, when the weather would be warmer and

Heart and Grain: Meet Mai

By Mai Nguyen | I grew up knowing my roots in stories of loss. Though their home had been destroyed and their country lost, my family shared these stories and the traditions around them so that they could keep our

Heart and Grain: Meet Andrew

By Andrew Barsness | My grandfather was still farming one 60-acre field when he died at the age of 87. Blind in one eye, partially deaf, and unsteady on his feet, he strung wire between the farm buildings to hang

Bootstrap at Furrow Horse Farm - Meet Caitlin

  Welcome to our 2015 Bootstrap Blog series! We’ve been introducing you to our four Bootstrap Bloggers, who are all in their first or second year of running a farm. Throughout the season, each Bootstrap Blogger will write about the highs and lows,

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